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Sustainable London?The future of a global city$
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Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310594

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.001.0001

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London’s future and sustainable city building

London’s future and sustainable city building

Chapter:
(p.2) (p.3) One London’s future and sustainable city building
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Sustainable London?
Author(s):

Rob Imrie

Loretta Lees

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310594.003.0001

This chapter provides a brief background on the role of sustainable development in the governance of cities. The first section describes how Mayor Ken Livingstone made the first political advances towards sustainable development in London. The second section examines the different dimensions of sustainable development discourse in London, situating it within its historical context and, in particular, focusing on the period of economic austerity since 2008. The third section evaluates contemporary sustainable development discourse in London. The last section outlines the content, structure, and key arguments of the book.

Keywords:   sustainable development, economic austerity, city governance, Ken Livingstone, political advances

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